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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

Author:
Jack Wherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,986
Across
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___ River, Lizzie's home : FALL
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Warm-sea fish : SCAD
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIO
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Monotonous sound : THRUM
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Humdinger : LULU
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Travel-kit item : COMB
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Lover : ROMEO
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Graduate degrees : LLDS
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Western city : WALLAWALLAWASH
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French affirmatives : OUIS
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___ of these days : ONE
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Whistle stop : HAMLET
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Having no name : UNTITLED
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Kind of doing or mind : EVIL
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___ the works : SHOOT
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___ pickle : INA
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Common bridal flower : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
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With 59 Down, kind of friend : PEN
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Housewives : FRAUS
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Other, in Córdoba : OTRA
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Somewhat saccharine : SWEETISH
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Critic Edmund : WILSON
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Ott : MEL
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Phone : CALL
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"___ are in bloom again" : THECALLALILIES
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___-Coburg : SAXE
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Icicle holders : EAVES
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Leaky-faucet sound : PLOP
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Kind of wood : DRIFT
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Soaks : RETS
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Insecticides : DDTS
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Rind : PEEL
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U.S. agency : FTC
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In a line : AROW
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Bean : LIMA
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Southern pine : LOBLOLLY
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Kind of jacket : STRAIT
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Dogs : CHOWS
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Weapons for Caesar : ARMA
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"___ in the Sun" : DUEL
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Way off the track : ALLWET
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Kind of hoop : HULA
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Ancient times, to poets : ELDS
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Schmaltz : MUSH
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Kind of cocktail : MOLOTOV
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Sift, in old England : LUE
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Loos : ANITA
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Subsidizes : HELPS
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"___ from the Bridge" : AVIEW
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A.A. : MILNE
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Grunty affirmative : UHHUH
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Antis : NOES
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Sings gaily : LILTS
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Spanish month : ENERO
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Israeli name : DAYAN
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Not one's cup ___ : OFTEA
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Made more dressy : FRILLED
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Good ship for Shirley : LOLLIPOP
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Nightclub V.I.P.'s : EMCEES
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Blouses : WAISTS
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Kind of wind : ILL
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Fissure : CLEFT
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Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
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Hardy's companion : HALE
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Way out : EXIT
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Tub of ___ : LARD
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Eager : AVID
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Lone : SOLE
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See 40 Across : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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